“The first GCARD is being held at a time when developing- country agriculture is commanding the highest attention in over four decades. This attention is certain to wane in the coming years. We therefore must make hay while the sun shines,” Monty Jones, FARA.
“Africa has transformed from self sufficiency in food 50 years ago to food deficit (16.5 billion in 07)“,
Denis Kyetere, Chair FARA
“The CGIAR is only 3-4% of the total action in AR4D, however the expectations of what we can and should achieve are very high.” Colin Chartres, IWMI
“The Mega Programs do not excite the farmers”, R. Sotomayor, Philippine farmer association
“The low hanging fruit of the green revolution has already been harvested, we face a far greater challenge today.“, Uma Lele
CGIAR Awards Ceremony